After qualifying as a clinical physiotherapist (1999) and completing several clinical exams, Morten was granted the title of specialist physiotherapist in musculoskeletal physiotherapy (2005) and sports physiotherapy (2006). And after having spent more than a decade doing clinical work he decided to focus on studying various aspects of pain from an academic perspective (MSc Pain: Science & Society, King's College London, UK and PhD in medicine/pain at Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain, Aalborg University, DK). Later he used his background to establish one of the only private educations in the world, that follows the official curricula on pain education (EFIC and IASP). Besides teaching and his clinical work, Morten is vice-chair of the European Pain Federation’s Educational Committee and has been involved in the development of the Diploma in Pain Physiotherapy and underlying curriculum. At a national level Morten has been appointed to several chairs and committees including the Danish Medicine and Health Authorities and the Danish Council of Ethics. He has co-authored a textbook on pain, and written several book chapters, clinical commentaries and peer-reviewed articles on the topic as well. Dr. Morten Hoegh is regarded as a skilled and inspiring speaker and he has presented scientific and clinical keynotes in Europe, North America and Asia. He also teaches post-graduate courses for healthcare professionals (English or Danish) and is a prolific debater and advocate of evidence-based and patient-centered approaches. If there was one thing that Morten would like to improve in health care, it would be more focused management for people who live with chronic pain.

Making sense of chronic pain

Do you want listen to this blog-post? Click here When pain is perceived as a natural part of life it doesn’t necessitate any explanation, it merely is. However, when pain challenges our life-as-we-know-it, it requires us to understand it in order to predict, accept and/or manage it. Pain can be seen as an innate driver …

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